BNP senior leader Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is running the government with those who were involved in Bangabandhu killing.
“It’s not Ziaur Rahman, but many of those with whom Sheikh Hasina has formed the government were involved in the murder of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” he said.
Rafiqul, also a BNP standing committee member, came up with the remarks while addressing a discussion at the National Press Club yesterday arranged by Dhaka city south unit of Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas).
The BNP leader said the ruling party and its top leaders are spreading lies against BNP founder late President Ziaur Rahman to malign him.
He claimed Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad is speaking in favor of Hasina and her government just to save him from the general Manzur murder case. “Ershad has given up everything for his personal gains.”
Rafiqul said the government has framed the National Broadcast Policy, 2014 to hide its misdeeds. “There’ll be no rule of law, democracy and sovereignty in the country, if this policy is implemented.”
He also alleged that the policy was formulated as part of the government’s plot to re-establish one-party Baksal rule by gagging the media and snatching the freedom of expression.
The senior lawyer further claimed that the law enforcers are making false charge sheets against BNP leaders and activists just to appease the Prime Minister.
Mentioning that no repressive and illegal regime could hang onto power in the past against people’s will, he urged the party leaders and activists to wage a strong street movement to ensure the fall of the current government.
‘Many are in Hasina’s govt who involved in Bangabandhu killing’